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School Travel Planning

What is School Travel Planning (STP)? STP encourages active transportation to and from school by developing an action plan to build upon strengths and work to remove concerns around your school.


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School Travel Planning Manual

Green Communities Canada is the innovator of School Travel Planning. The process and resources found within our local School Travel Planning Manual have been adapted from the national School Travel Planning Toolkit to be specific to the Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford communities.

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Improving Safety of Active School Travel Through Decreasing Traffic Speeds

Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Partnership of Elgin-St. Thomas, London, Middlesex, and Oxford.

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A printed copy of the School Travel Planning (STP) Manual is available for any school within the municipalities of Elgin, London, Middlesex, Oxford or St. Thomas, that is undertaking a School Travel Plan.

Please Contact Us if you are interested in starting a STP and are in need of your own copy of the STP Manual.

Benefits of Active Transportation

  • Improves physical and mental health
  • Improves traffic and safety around your school
  • Improves air quality and helps the environment
  • Has students arrive at school alert and ready to learn
  • Increases connection to your community

Additional benefits to active transportation

Learn more about School Travel Planning and other Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) programs, visit our local (St. Thomas, Elgin, Middlesex, London, Oxford) website at

Date of creation: July 4, 2013
Last modified on: September 30, 2019


1Green Communities Canada (2011). Active & Safe Routes to School. Retrieved from